The Botanic Garden is largely accessible without steps or stairs, with the exception of some heritage features such as the Rock Garden and the British Wild Plants area.

Path surfaces are mostly gravel, and there are large stretches of lawn. Sloped paving ramps allow access from the paths to the lawn areas. There are benches at regular intervals around the Garden, and wheelchair accessible picnic tables in the picnic areas (save near the Rock Garden).
The Glasshouse Range is fitted with automatically opening doors at both main entrances/exits, and wheelchair turning circles are found in the Mountains display in the Alpine House and in the Life Before Flowers house. Please note however that the Glasshouse Range is a heritage feature whose paths are unable to be widened, and has corridors with foliage alongside.

The Brookside Gate is fitted with a low-level counter and an induction loop.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Botanic Garden, although no other dogs are allowed.

Electric and manual wheelchairs
These are available to borrow from the Brookside Gate or the Station Road Gate if booked in advance during Monday-Friday office hours (9am-1pm / 2-4.30pm) by telephone, or by email via Contact Form.
When contacting us, please let us know what time you would like to collect the wheelchair, approximately how long you may stay in the Garden using it and which gate you will pick it up from.
Please note the reservation is not finalised until you have received confirmation from us.

Accessible Toilets
There are accessible toilets at the Glasshouses, the Brookside Gate and the Café (one in each location).

Parking/access by vehicle
Please note that there is no public car park at the Garden and on-street council-provided parking in the area can be difficult. It is advisable to take a taxi or the Trumpington Park & Ride bus service, that drops off right at the Brookside Gate (*please see below information on Jan-June 2017). Please note there is no easy place to park or drop off at all at the Station Road Gate.

Trumpington Road roadworks: Jan-June 2017
Until the end of June 2017, there will be roadworks along Trumpington Road, past the Brookside Gate and affecting the corners of the junction with Bateman Street, immediately outside that Gate.

Please see 'Getting to the Garden' for more details and a link to the Council website regarding these roadworks.

Please note that due to the works, it may be difficult at times during this period to drop off at the Brookside Gate from Trumpington Road by taxi or car.